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Growing Hope Against Hunger was developed by
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Keep kids engaged with these fun food-related games.

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Learn more about Growing Hope Against Hunger on Sesame Workshop’s website

Brad & Kim Paisley with ElmoPhoto © Sesame StreetGrowing Hope Against Hunger speaks to both children and adults with a story that celebrates community as everyone works to help one another — including Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley and their Sesame Street friends. Our Sesame friends are collecting foods at a food drive and meet Lily, a new character whose family has an ongoing struggle with hunger. The Sesame characters learn how their simple actions can make a world of difference. Finally, documentary stories present children’s perspectives on food insecurity and illuminate the impact hunger has on families.

Tips for Parents

Elmo and Grover with fresh vegetables

Make a shopping list.  Sticking to your grocery list when shopping will save time and money.

Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season. They’ll usually cost less.

Praise kids for trying a new food. Even if they don’t like it, they’ll be more open to trying something new in the future.

Refrigerate or freeze leftovers quickly. When freezing leftovers, use reusable containers.

Listen to your child’s concerns. If your child has questions about having enough to eat, tell her you’re doing everything you can to take care of her. Share information with her in an age-appropriate manner.


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